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Former Yankee Hideki Irabu found dead in apparent suicide

July 28, 2011 |  1:51 pm


Former Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu has been found dead at a home in Rancho Palos Verdes of an apparent suicide.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Mike Arriaga said the 42-year-old Irabu was found dead at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday.

Arriaga said it was an apparent suicide but other details haven't been released.

Irabu spent six seasons in the majors, from 1997 to 2002, with a career record of 34-35 and 5.15 ERA. He won two World Series titles with the Yankees (1998 and 1999).

-- Associated Press

Photo: Hideki Irabu pitching against the Angels in 1997. Credit: Al Schaben / Los Angeles Times.